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Question for College/University conductors at NASM member schools: Do any of you offer more than 1 academic credit per ensemble, and if so, how is that determined? ... See MoreSee Less

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Zae MunnIt would also be helpful to hear how many rehearsal hours per week are required for those who have one-credit ensembles.

3 days ago

Rick SowersNo. We've discussed it over the years. Extremely rare that a student would exercise the option to take for more than 1 credit; no room in their schedule. We even have an option for zero hours credit for some students in multiple ensembles to keep them from exceeding semester max.

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Colton Blaine HillMy university concert choir met 6 hours a week for 1 credit hour. Chamber choir met 2 hours a week for 1 credit hour. Band met 6 hours a week for 1 credit hour. It's the best option for students, so they aren't paying ungodly tuition for a 6 hour ensemble.

2 days ago

Gena WiltshireI'm not an employee (just a graduate) but Gardner Webb University in NC allowed students to choose how many credit hours they wanted for their Concert Choir ensemble. 0-3 credit hours. We met 4 hours a week. I think this was the set up for all ensemble groups but I am not positive.

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Bruce J G KotowichNancy Menk, not all Canadian University Music Programs seek out NASM accreditation however, our situation with academic ensemble credit is .5 course credit per ensemble per term at our University.

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Joseph Eunkwan ChoiUniversity of Southern Indiana Chamber Choir is more than 1 credit.

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